Misery in Paradise (Senryu)

Frozen mirthless smile

Misery in Paradise

Tear-filled cenote

One’s state of mind can make a dump a paradise and a paradise a dump.  It is not one’s surroundings that lead to happiness it is how one views it.  That being said, there are places in the world that go hand in hand with bliss, and when one is in these magical spots and is filled with misery, the unhappiness seems so much bleaker.

I am in Kauai, but I count the hours until I can go home, for to be made unhappy in such a place raises unhappiness to a plane all its’ own.  I came for some peace and balance but it eludes me in my present company.

Senryu: same as Haiku structure but the theme is generally related to relationships or feelings while Haiku stresses nature